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Latest models and OS compatibility

Find the most recently tested printers and those compatible with Mac or Windows 7 operating systems

Recently tested New models will be more widely available, older models may be harder to track down - but you may find a bargain.

Tested for occasional printing cost Some printers use ink to clean their print heads. This increases the cost of printing if you print occasionally and turn the printer off  between uses. In September 2012 we introduced a test to determine the cost impact of leaving time between prints. Select 'yes' to view printers that have undergone the occasional printing test.

Compatible with Windows 8 Windows 8 compatibility of the printer at the time of testing. Models marked 'no' were not compatible at the time of testing and those marked 'not tested' were tested before Windows 8. For these printers, check the manufacturer's website to find out if a Windows 8 driver is now available.

Compatible with Mac Whether or not the printer supports the Mac OS10 operating system directly out of the box. You may be able to download an alternative driver from a freeware site but some printing features may be lost. 'Not stated' means that the manufacturer has not stated if there is a driver available for this operating system.

Type of printer

Basic information about each printer to help you pick the right product for you.

Inkjet or laser

Colour or mono

Print on A3 Find models that can print on an A3 size sheet of paper.

Suited to photo printing Printers listed include those from ranges designed for photo printing and models that include both a preview screen and option to print from memory card and/or cameras (via PictBridge) which are more popular if you want to print photos at home. Printers not labelled as 'suited to photo printing' here may still have the ability to print photos from a computer.

Home office printer Laser printers, inkjet printers from ranges designed for office tasks and models with automatic document feeders. Other printers are either better suited to photo printing, or are 'generalist' printers.

Google CloudPrint compatibility Find printers compatible with Google CloudPrint

Photo printing

Make sure you pick the features that matter for printing photos.

Preview screen A preview screens on the printer is useful if you plan to print direct from memory card or camera.

PictBridge A PictBridge connection will allow you to print directly from an enabled digital camera without turning on your computer.

Memory card slots Memory card slots will vary so check the specifications before you head to the shops

Connectivity

Find printers with wi-fi connectivity or those compatible with mobile print apps or AirPrint

Print from smartphone Find printers compatible with the manufacturer's smartphone print app. Compatibility will also depend on the operating system running on your smartphone.

AirPrint compatibility Find printers which claim compatibility with Apple AirPrint technology

Business features

Features you might find useful for a home office.

Automatic Document Feeder Automatic document feeders are useful if you fax or photocopy long documents

Automatic double-sided printing Automatic double-sided printing is sometimes referred to as auto-duplexing. It means you can set the printer to automatically print on both sides of a page.

Double sided scan and copy Find one of the small number of all-in-one printers which can be set up to automatically copy/scan both sides of a page. Note: for the output to also be double-sided you may have to select '2-sided' in the printer's menu when copying or scanning.

Craft features

Media the printer claims to be able to print on

Maximum page weight - card printing Some manufacturers state the maximum page weight in grams per square metre (gsm) that the printer can handle. The higher the number, the thicker the paper. As a guide, normal copier paper is 80gsm, lightweight card is 170-216 gsm and 217-284 gsm 'card' is generally a little thicker than a greeting card. Some manufacturers don't state a maximum page weight (Not stated), for models tested before we recorded this information we state 'not recorded'.

Select the maximum page weight you need the printer to be able to print on (in gsm).

Can it print on transparencies? If you need to print on transparent sheets, search for models that claim the ability to do this. Printers tested before we looked for this feature retunr 'not recorded'. For others the manufacturer may not state whether the printer can or cannot print on transparencies.

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Add this product to the comparison basket Brother DCP-J4110DW Brother
DCP-J4110DW

Mar 2013
£67.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Brother DCP-J752DW Brother
DCP-J752DW

Sep 2013
£91.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Brother MFC-J4410DW Brother
MFC-J4410DW

Jan 2013
£66.81
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Add this product to the comparison basket Brother MFC-J4510DW Brother
MFC-J4510DW

Dec 2012
£92.64
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Add this product to the comparison basket Brother MFC-J5910DW Brother
MFC-J5910DW

Jan 2012
£83.12
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Add this product to the comparison basket Brother MFC-J650DW Brother
MFC-J650DW

Oct 2013
£98.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Brother MFC-J870DW Brother
MFC-J870DW

Sep 2013
£99.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Canon Pixma MX515 Canon
Pixma MX515

Apr 2012
£89.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Epson Expression Photo XP-750 EPSON
Expression Photo XP-750

Dec 2012
£128.50
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Add this product to the comparison basket Epson Expression Photo XP-850 EPSON
Expression Photo XP-850

Dec 2012
£179.00
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Add this product to the comparison basket Epson Expression Premium XP-600 EPSON
Expression Premium XP-600

Sep 2012
£61.38
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Add this product to the comparison basket Epson Expression Premium XP-605 EPSON
Expression Premium XP-605

Sep 2012
£82.00
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Add this product to the comparison basket Epson Expression Premium XP-610 EPSON
Expression Premium XP-610

Sep 2013
£80.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Epson Expression Premium XP-615 EPSON
Expression Premium XP-615

Nov 2013
£85.50
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Add this product to the comparison basket Epson Expression Premium XP-700 EPSON
Expression Premium XP-700

Sep 2012
£150.16
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Add this product to the comparison basket Epson Expression Premium XP-710 EPSON
Expression Premium XP-710

Nov 2013
£99.00
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Add this product to the comparison basket Epson Expression Premium XP-800 EPSON
Expression Premium XP-800

Sep 2012
£179.97
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Add this product to the comparison basket Epson Expression Premium XP-810 EPSON
Expression Premium XP-810

Nov 2013
£159.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Epson Office BX925FWD EPSON
Office BX925FWD

Mar 2011
£227.32
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Add this product to the comparison basket Epson Workforce WF-3520DWF EPSON
Workforce WF-3520DWF

Oct 2012
£90.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket HP Officejet 100 Mobile (CN551A) HP
OfficeJet 100 Mobile (CN551A)

Apr 2011
£141.34
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Add this product to the comparison basket HP Officejet 150 Mobile (CN550A) HP
Officejet 150 Mobile (CN550A)

Nov 2012
£188.76
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